Another Good Read

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenKeeping with the reading theme here… my old college friend Jeff recommended a very good book to me this fall that I want to share with you.  It’s titled “Born To Run”.  No, not the classic album by The Boss.  This is a national best-seller by Christopher McDougall.

It’s an entertaining story that involves some very colorful characters that are all runners like Caballo Blanco – The White Horse, Bonehead Billy, Barefoot Ted and more.  The main story is about a tribe of barefoot ultra-marathoners in Mexico but the story takes many detours to explore things like why there have been more running injuries since Nike invented the “advanced” running shoe than there were when runners wore flat canvas shoes.  Or to go down a totally ridiculous path about how running is somehow proof of evolution (nonsense). 

Overall, a fun read. Check it out.  I’ll comment more on it later.  (Maybe after I try the Vibram Five Fingers running shoes).

 

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